Despite a divisive four years in charge, incumbent center-left Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is the front-runner in the country’s Sunday elections. Her once closest rival in the race, Marina Silva, will now have to fight for second place, polls say.
Emotions are running high at the 69th UN General Assembly, with Islamic State, “economic terrorists” and US spying firmly in the firing line. RT has listened to all the speeches (so you don’t have to) to bring you the best quotes of the week so far.
Three so-far-unnamed Brazilian dairy companies have received the proper paperwork to start deliveries to Russia, a representative of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture said. The new imports will help fill a gaping hole left by EU suppliers.
Brazil has not received a request from the EU to halt increasing exports to Russia, but if it does, Brasilia wouldn’t care, Ambassador Antonio Jose Vallim Guerreiro told a news conference in Moscow Thursday.
Footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has donated $50,000 to help the Swedish learning difficulties team compete at the INAS World Football Championships in Brazil. The team had only wanted a signed shirt, but in the end got far more than they had hoped for.
Eduardo Campos, a prominent presidential candidate in Brazil, and six other people were killed in a plane crash in the southeast of the country, local media reported.The small aircraft came down onto houses in the city of Santos.
Brazilian farmers are asking Monsanto and other producers of pest-resistant corn seeds to reimburse them for money spent on additional pesticides when the bugs killed the crops instead of dying themselves.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has praised the new development bank founded this week by the BRICS countries for creating a financial institution that could counter the Western-dominated IMF and World Bank.
Revelations of the National Security Agency’s global spy program, together with civil strife in Ukraine has severely damaged Barack Obama’s popularity among Brazilians, Germans and Russians, a major US polling agency reported.